Clinical Trials

A Research Study for Teen and Adult Patients 12 to 21 Years at Cincinnati Children’s

What is the purpose of this study?

Cincinnati Children’s is conducting a research study, sometimes known as a clinical trial or clinical study, to look at the opinions of teen and young adult patients being seen at Cincinnati Children’s about what helps patients to be ready to see doctors who care for only adults. The survey will last 15 to 30 minutes.

Who can participate?

Patients 12 to 21 years old who are being seen in Endocrinology, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DDBP), or the Teen Health Center at Cincinnati Children’s may be eligible to participate. 

What is involved?

You or your child will meet with a member of the research study staff 1 time for about 20 minutes. 

The researcher will ask you or your child questions about health care behaviors, personal behaviors, and how much you or your child knows about your or his/her health.

After the study visit, we will compare some of your or your child’s answers to the information available in your or his/her medical chart.

What are the benefits?

Being in this research study may help you or your child to take responsibility for your or his/her own health care.  Also, the information learned from this research study may benefit other patients with and without chronic conditions in the future.

Will I get all the facts about the study?

Teens and young adults interested in participating will be given a consent form that thoroughly explains all of the details of the study. The form covers all of the procedures, the risks, the benefits, the pay, whom to contact with questions or concerns and more.  A member of the study staff will review the consent form with you and will be sure that all of your questions are answered.  

What are the risks and discomforts of the study?

There are minimal risks or discomforts to participants in this study.  

Do participants receive pay, compensation or reimbursement?

Participants will receive a $15 Target gift card for this one-visit survey study.

Who should I contact for more information?

Cassandra Dodds
513-803-3144
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, OH  45229-3039

Principal Investigator

Ilka Riddle, PhD
Division of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center